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Marti P.

Diagnosis: Multiple myeloma, stage 3

1st Symptoms: Dizziness, confusion, fatigue, vomiting, hives

Treatment: Chemotherapy (Bortezomib/Velcade), Daratumumab/ Darzalex, Lenalidomide, Revlimid) and stem cell transplant

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Marti’s Patient Story:
Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma

Marti P multiple myeloma

Marti’s first multiple myeloma symptoms started at the beginning of the pandemic. After visiting doctors and allergists, she had no answers for her extreme fatigue, vomiting and hives.

Marti was desperate for relief. Finally, an ER visit led to a diagnosis. Marti then underwent chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant.

Read Marti’s incredible story, including the struggle to get diagnosed, navigating hospital visits during COVID, chemotherapy and side effects. Marti also discusses her stem cell transplant, hair loss and staying optimistic while living with cancer.

1: Multiple Myeloma Symptoms

Marti P multiple myeloma

First, Marti recounts the timeline of her first symptoms. She navigated numerous in-person and virtual doctor’s visits during the pandemic before she received the diagnosis. Marti also discusses how she shared the diagnosis with her family and friends through social media.

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2: 1st Line Multiple Myeloma Treatment

Marti undergoes chemotherapy. Marti experienced some side effects of the chemotherapy, and she provides advice for how to deal with them. She also opens up about COVID and the importance of taking time to rest.

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3: Multiple Myeloma Stem Cell Transplant

Marti covers the stem cell transplant process, the side effects she experienced and what helped with them. Marti also honestly details how hair loss affected her and the importance of her family’s support.

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4: Living with Multiple Myeloma

Marti opens up about what maintenance therapy looks like for her, living with multiple myeloma and support from her family. Finally, Marti shares the importance of staying optimistic and sharing her story.

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Multiple Myeloma Timeline
  • Name: Marti P.
  • Diagnosis: 
  • 1st Symptoms:
    • Dizziness
    • Fatigue
    • Hives
    • Vomiting
  • Treatment
    • 3-drug regimen
      • bortezomib (Velcade)
      • daratumumab (Darzalex)
      • lenalidomide (Revlimid)
    • Stem cell transplant
    • Maintenance therapy (ongoing)

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1st Symptoms: Dizziness, confusion, fatigue, vomiting, hives



Treatment: Chemotherapy (Bortezomib/Velcade), Daratumumab/ Darzalex, Lenalidomide, Revlimid) and stem cell transplant
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